Ship with low-enriched Uranium leaves Iran for Russia -U.S
Dec 31, 2015 A ship carrying over 25,000 pounds of low-enriched uranium materials recently left Iran for Russia, as Iran takes baby steps toward honoring a nuclear deal it struck with major world powers.
Under the landmark nuclear accord, certain sanctions imposed on Iran by the U.S, EU and U.N. will be removed in exchange for a long-term curb on its nuclear program.
Speaking at a press briefing, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said:
As the Secretary made clear in his statement, Iran is taking steps – the steps it committed to take – to prove to the world its nuclear program is and will remain exclusively peaceful. And while we’re not yet at implementation day, the steps already taken have made us and our allies safer in concrete and measurable ways. So one of the most important steps occurred earlier today when a ship departed Iran for Russia carrying over 25,000 pounds of low-enriched uranium materials